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Pig Welfare

The latest articles, analysis and information on pig welfare practices to ethically raise healthy and profitable sows, hogs, gilts, boars and piglets from the editors of Pig International magazine. Topics include disease prevention and biosecurity, accurately diagnosing a sick pig, nutrition and current welfare standards.

ARTICLES

Domino’s: We love and trust farmers

Pizza chain executive says farmers know more about raising animals humanely than restaurant chains do
In an era when many restaurant chains are quick to commit to sourcing policies that call for animals raised without antibiotics, cage-free eggs, crate-free pork and slower-growing broilers, Domino’s is going against the grain.
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10 animal welfare observations from restaurant consumers

Focus group questioned about what factors they consider when dining on meat, poultry, eggs and dairy
A diverse consumer focus group from the Kansas City metro area revealed that while they are concerned about the welfare of animals raised for food, it is not what is most important to them when making decisions to dine out.
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Latest pig circovirus disease treatment options

Supporting pig herd health, along with effective vaccination strategies, is essential to control diseases caused by this virus.
Due to the association of circovirus with a number of common pig health conditions, it is important to manage the overall health status of the herd. Circovirus is almost always found in combination with other pathogens and mortality can be very high.
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Colibacillosis in pigs: vaccinate or medicate?

What is the best way to control this important cause of diarrhea in neonatal and post-weaning pigs?
Colibacillosis is an infection of the bacterium Echerichia coli. Piglets become infected through the environment, other scouring piglets and, most importantly, the sow herself.
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General Mills goes global with cage-free egg pledge

Company vows to use only eggs from cage-free hens in all of its operations by 2025, examines other pig and poultry welfare issues
General Mills has already committed to using only cage-free eggs in its U.S. and Canadian operations by 2025. The company expanded that commitment recently, pledging to source only cage-free eggs in all of its operations worldwide by 2025.
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Pastured pork production strategies for profit

Raising pastured pigs can be profitable with the right grazing plan and careful attention to pasture conditions.
Benefits of raising pigs on pasture include improved pig health, a better work environment, less odor, less microbial activity, fewer regulatory problems and lower start-up and operating costs.
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